Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Mets seem determined to make a fool of me.

All I had to do was get snarky about their early season woes, and what do they do? Take three of four from the defending champ Phillles, win a two game series from their arch-nemeses the Braves, and win two from the admittedly floundering Pirates, the effect of which has been to lift them to first in the NL East, by a half game margin.

Nevertheless, the Times sees the Yanks' 12-5 drubbing by the Orioles as worthy of the front page of the Sunday sports section, while the Mets' 10-1 victory and ascension to the division lead gets buried on page three.

Update: As you can tell, I carry something like a 2X4 on my shoulder regarding the Mets' second team status. Jon Lewin has this to say on the subject.

Update-update: When I first posted this, I was tempted to add something about my hoping that saying good things about the Mets wouldn't curse them. No worries there, so far, as they complete their sweep of the Pirates, extend their winning streak to seven, and pad their division lead as the Phils lose again.

1 comment:

  1. Waddaya expect, amigo?

    The Yankees are still the team of the Manhattan elites. The Mets are and will always be the team of the outer boroughs. I'm kind of amused at our Billionaire in Chief's campaign ads touting his Five Borough Economic Plan. Until now he didn't even know there were four other boroughs. The Times is no different.

    When Francesa would go on his long Yankee riffs his rationale was always that the Yanks were the big story because they were winning.

    Now he goes on four-hour Yankee riffs because they're old, slow and tired. I don't know if his intent is to talk Yankee fans off the ledge or convince them to make room 'cause he's coming out there with them. Friday he opened his show with a rant about the Yankees and added a snarky comment about how he would address the Mets' success later in the show.

    Instead of "Mike'd Up" I suggest his solo radio catastrophe be entitled "F'd Up."

    My son Matt and I went to CitiField last week. Great place to watch a game. First row of the upper deck (now called the Promenade) right behind home plate.

    Ticket price: $15.